Amazon's service is now available in seven markets: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif. and San Jose. It's a push to close the gap for people who may not fully understand how smart devices work, or why they'd use them in their homes, while promoting the capabilities of the Echo voice assistant.
Shares of best Buy are plummeting after the news broke.
In a move designed to rival Best Buy's Geek Squad installation and fix team, the online giant is quietly creating its own fleet of gadget experts, according to ReCode.
An employee check computer inventory that is part of a "Black Friday" sale at a Best Buy on November 24, 2016 in Orem, Utah.
This kind of customer service is one of the clearest advantages traditional retailers have over e-commerce giants like Amazon.
Based on Amazon's job listings, the service will expand to Tampa, Hoboken, Miami, Orlando, Houston, Dallas, and Las Vegas soon.
Installation for most third-party smart home products (such as the ecobee3 Thermostat or Harmony Elite Remote & Hub) costs $99, but Amazon is only charging $9.99 to set up its own Fire TV devices.
Amazon's new push into smart home consulting is something Apple should be watching closely because advocating for HomeKit needs to go beyond device makers promoting compatibility. Now, Amazon wants to add being on your doorstep and in your home to that long, and growing list. "They have been handpicked for their technology experience, passion for customer service, and strong track record".
Amazon's newest service is looking to give Best Buy a run for its money.
That sort of in-home service and education is traditionally dominated by Best Buy's Geek Squad unit, which also offers computer and gadget fix services in stores.
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Director James Comey possibly having classified information in some of the memos he wrote, but didn't disclose. He says he did not know who the meeting was with, as it had been set up by an acquaintance.
AirAsia X chief executive Benyamin Ismail said the pilot and crew took "swift action" to reassure passengers during the incident. In a statement AirAsia X confirmed a bird strike was the cause, adding: "Two bird remains were found on the runway".
Dan is now fourth overall at 25 seconds, so there is the possibility we could have an Irishman in yellow by Sunday. I think tomorrow we could see the GC [general classification] really blown to pieces and proper gaps opening up.
Flowers and messages for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack are seen in central Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017. Officers are said to now be "engaged" with authorities in Libya where Salman's brother, Hashem, is being held.
According to reports, Nitish Kumar had attacked Congress recently, saying it was not he who changed his ideology, but the party. Politics over Presidential election 2017 started after Kumar extended his support to the NDA candidate Kovind last month.
The Sheriff's Office encourages the public to comply with the evacuation order, which is in place for the safety of the public. The base of the ski resort, which includes hotels and restaurants, has not yet been evacuated.
The initiative also says China has recently expanded its facilities on Triton Island to include the construction of a helipad. By sailing within 12 miles of the island, the US conducted what is called a Freedom of Navigation Operation.
Palestinians hail UNESCO Hebron vote protested by Israel
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Illinois Ends Two-Year Budget Battle After Chemical Scare
Bruce Rauner's veto, ushering in higher income taxes along with a bit of fiscal certainty the state hasn't had since 2015. The state's finances remain a mess, with over $15 billion in overdue bills because of the budget standoff.
J&K will be benefitted most by GST: BJP
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Actress and internet star Stevie Ryan dead at 33
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Trump May Visit Ireland This Month
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Everton hope to announce signing of Burnley defender on Monday
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Venezuela Oil Price Below $40 for a 2nd Week
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